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Credit Karma acquires mortgage application startup Approved
Credit Karma, the personal finance company geared toward millennials, is acquiring digital mortgage application startup Approved for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced today. 
Group aims to renovate, preserve Aretha Franklin’s childhood home
After the Queen of Soul's death, a local Memphis organization has come forward with plans to renovate and preserve the singer's historic house.
WATCH: How indie brokers can compete with the big dogs
Are you an indie broker trying to thrive among the big dogs? Watch Jed Carlson of AdWerx explain how to level up and successfully compete with big name brokerages during his session at Inman Connect San Francisco's Indie Broker Summit.
The Real Word: What do Zillow’s latest moves mean for your future?
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow's update to its "Zillow Offers" plan and its recent mortgage company acquisition.
WATCH: How to increase margins when agents are taking more of the pie
Yuval Degani of Dream Town Realty and Anthony Lamacchia of Lamacchia Realty share how to keep your margins up when agents seem to be taking more and more of the pie.
Compass expands to Atlanta
Compass is launching in Atlanta, the 17th market for the NYC-based brokerage since its debut six years ago.
Homeowners in these 5 markets more likely to move in next 90 days than anywhere else in US
Commission checks could come pouring in for agents in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Tampa and Atlanta.
WATCH: 10 trends affecting your indie brokerage
Kendyl Young of Diggs Real Estate and Thad Wong of @properties go over 10 trends no indie broker can escape, including economic risks, fear-based demands, commission compression, low inventory and more.
Ventura, Ojai, and Santa Barbara County Realtors donate $650K in aid to wildfire victims
A month after the U.S. Forest Service announced an end to the Thomas Fire, three California Realtor associations have begun distributing aid to families.
Re/Max Revolution partners with blockchain platform ShelterZoom
ShelterZoom just partnered to bring its OfferNow and RentNow blockchain-based widgets to Re/Max Revolution's Boston branch.
Mortgage rates inch back slightly, yet remain mostly flat since spring
Mortgage rates inched back for the third straight week according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac’s most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
Is the inventory crisis over?
The inventory crisis is coming to an end. Like rolled up skinny jeans, a for-sale housing shortage is becoming old news. Buyers have more choices.
Midwest overtakes California for the hottest housing markets
Fast-growing Midwest markets overtook pricy California cities on's hottest housing markets list for July, joined by markets in Colorado and Texas.
New housing starts and permits tick upward, easing low inventory woes
In the month of July, privately owned housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1,168,000 — 0.9 percent above the June rate but 1.4 percent below the July 2017 rate.
Opendoor set to enter California, Pacific Northwest markets
Opendoor will launch in Sacramento and Riverside, California, along with Denver and Portland, Oregon, as part of its goal to reach 50 markets by 2020.
Keeping it real: The power of the pause
On this edition of “Keeping it real,” a recurring series on Inman, Peter Lorimer explains the power of just taking a beat before you react. 
How to pre-qualify buyers so that you’ll never waste time again
Creating loyal, ready-to-buy-now clients is one of the most important skills a real estate agent should master. Unfortunately, most agents have a difficult time taking control of the client experience.
Where in the world is ‘Million Dollar Listing New York’ star Steve Gold?
Four months after Town Residential shuttered and Gold and his team were left adrift, the reality star's new job at Corcoran has taken him across Europe.